At around the same time we added a photo the blogger I was working with to the top of his sidebar and wrote a one sentence line introducing who he was and what his blog was about. We also added a second ‘about page’ (so he ended up with an about page for his blog and a personal about page – similar to the way I’ve done it here at ProBlogger). His personal about page had more pictures of him.
Once again – the feedback from readers was immediate. Not only did they have a name to connect posts to but a face.
I noticed a similar thing on the few times that I’ve experimenting with video blogging here at ProBlogger. I was amazed by the number of comments left on video blogs and the way that people responded in very positive ways. I really need to find more time for more video.